Few actors are as much of a chameleon as Johnny Depp. From teen heartthrob to drug-addled author to oddball, mascara-wearing pirates, his decades of eccentric roles have made us diehard fans. Let's look back to the very beginning...
John Waters, a musical and Johnny Depp. That's all you really need to know about Depp's first feature lead role, which he thought would be weird enough to dispel his '21 Jump Street' teen-hunk image. We're not so sure about that.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Depp's sad, misunderstood gothic creation marked the beginning of a beautiful partnership between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. The costume was all leather and his hair was based on the Cure's Robert Smith.
Ed Wood (1994)
Depp won his first Golden Globe nomination playing the cross-dressing "worst director in the world." It was another teaming with Burton.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Here Depp played a real-life FBI agent who infiltrated the New York mafia, only to find out that his actions would destroy his marriage -- and the life of a mobster who became a friend.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Johnny played Hunter S. Thompson's psychedelic alter ego Raoul Duke in the film adaptation of the author's book, 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.' Interesting fact: Thompson actually shaved Johnny's head for the role and loaned his own clothes for Depp's costume.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Depp and Burton teamed up again for 'Sleepy Hollow.' Depp played Ichabod Crane, the constable hunting down a local legend seemingly responsible for some grisly murders. He wore bulletproof clothing under his costume for some of his stunt scenes.
Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (2003-)
Apparently getting inspiration from Keith Richards was the right call, as the role of Captain Jack Sparrow brought about five summer blockbusters for Disney, with more being planned. It earned Depp his first Oscar nomination.
The Libertine (2004)
Depp played the Earl of Rochester, one of England's great satirists, who was known as much for his poetry as for his bawdiness and drunken behavior.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Not sure what people remember more here: the film, Tim Burton, or Johnny's infamous bob. Depp's whimsical take on Roald Dahl's character, though, served the story well.
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Burton and Depp were back at it again and this time it got pretty musical…and seriously bloody. Burton's longtime girlfriend, Helena Bonham Carter, costarred as the vengeful barber's cohort in crime.
Public Enemies (2009)
Depp took on the role of one of history's most notorious bank robbers, pursued to the end by Christian Bale's FBI Agent Purvis (but looking stylish to the bitter end).
Alice in Wonderland and the Sequel (2010 and 2016)
This classic tale comes to life in a whole new way with Depp's interpretation of the Mad Hatter. It is also the seventh film on which Depp and Burton worked together.
Dark Shadows (2012)
In this movie based on the '60s TV show, Depp plays the vampire Barnabas, who has returned to his family home in 1972 after two centuries -- and it's a whole new world to him. Depp got down to 140 pounds for the role.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Although it didn't live up to box office hype, Johnny certainly delivered on another eccentric character, Tonto. His look was based on modern-day artist Kirby Sattler's painting 'I Am Crow,' which was licensed to filmmakers for their use. Some criticized Depp's look and performance for being too close to his Jack Sparrow.
Depp played the roguish art dealer Charlie Mortdecai, whose mustache is a running joke in the movie. Not so funny: Depp's priggish mugging and uneven accent.
Black Mass (2015)
Many pundits expected Depp to earn his fourth Oscar nod (and possible win) for his gripping portrayal of real-life Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, who joined with his senator brother to try to take down the Italian mob in Boston.
The Art of the Deal (2016)
Director Adam McKay somehow pulled this off for his site Funny or Die, with Depp starring as everyone's favorite Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a fictional film adaptation of Trump's book. At a recent Q&A at Arizona State University, Depp gave students his best Trump interpretation and called the businessman turned politician "a brat."
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